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Antitrust Laws and Open Source Software Project Management and Participation (LFC105)

Open source projects typically bring together employees of multiple companies, many of whom are likely to be competitors. While the result is intended to be a public good, the setting also provides the opportunity for the inadvertent (or deliberate) violation of laws relating to antitrust and competition laws. Since penalties for both individuals and their employers can be severe, it’s important that all those involved in OSS development have an understanding of the rules that apply.

Course Rating
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Who Is It For

This course is intended for all individuals that participate in open source projects at any level - contributors, maintainers, Steering Committee members and Governing Board members.
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What You’ll Learn

This course provides a basic understanding of what antitrust and competition laws are all about and how they apply to open source development. It will also cover best practices of safe collaboration and the types of activities that should be avoided.
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What It Prepares You For

This course will prepare you to be a legally responsible participant in open source project activities of any type.
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Course Outline
Antitrust Policy - An Introduction
What Are Antitrust Laws All About
Penalties
Level of Enforcement Activities
How Concerned Should Foundations and Projects Be?
The Argument for YES
General Conduct Concerns
The Good News
Operational Matters
Don'ts
Dos

Prerequisites
There are no requirements for this course.